Reply To: This is impossible!

February 13, 2023 at 11:09 am #4865
Bob Katz

    Excellent point, Bob O. I just don’t like the idea of false advertising that Floating point is the protection or the miracle process. We can be fairly certain that Zoom is using an ADC with a lowered gain (for the benefit of news reporters for example, or it could be documentary recordists) and then raising the gain after the fact in their DSP in float.

    As a professional, I would be perfectly happy to get the original file as a 24 bit fixed point…. without any gain manipulation. But to be honest, if they give me a floating point I can readjust the gain in my DAW if need be, without penalty. But let’s call a spade a spade, the article writer has no idea what’s really going on behind the scenes, and that the conversion is fixed point to begin with.